Mandatory registration for drones by year-end as police investigate recent incursions

SINGAPORE: All drones operating in Singapore will have to be registered by the end of this year, while pilots of “large or capable drones” will have to be licensed.

“This will ensure that drone operators are made aware of their responsibilities and undertake to conduct their activities in a responsible manner,” said Senior Minister of State for Transport Lam Pin Min in Parliament on Monday (Jul 8).

Errant drone users may also face more severe penalties, he said. Currently, offenders can be jailed for up to 12 months and fined up to S$20,000.

Responding to questions filed by several Members of Parliament on the recent drone incursions near Changi Airport,

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